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Infographic: YouTube and Facebook Account for a Third of Mobile Web Traffic

Infographic: YouTube and Facebook Account for a Third of Mobile Web Traffic | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

According to a new report from Sandvine, YouTube and Facebook account for roughly one third of mobile traffic in North America during peak periods. HTTP, the protocol used for simple web browsing, is ranked third, accounting for 12.6% of mobile traffic. 

The Top 10 are comprised of many popular apps/services and account for a combined total of 77%. The remaining 23% percent are accounted for the huge long tail of mobile apps available.

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To Fight Gridlock, Los Angeles Synchronizes Every Red Light

To Fight Gridlock, Los Angeles Synchronizes Every Red Light | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The city started the traffic system in preparation for the 1984 Olympics at a handful of intersections surrounding the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where crowds flocked to watch Carl Lewis and Evelyn Ashford.       

Other cities have chased to keep up, adopting centralized control of at least some traffic signals. But Los Angeles has remained at the forefront, with a system that is not only more widespread, but also faster and more autonomous than most others.

 

Now, the magnetic sensors in the road at every intersection send real-time updates about the traffic flow through fiber-optic cables to a bunker beneath downtown Los Angeles, where Edward Yu runs the network. The computer system, which runs software the city itself developed, analyzes the data and automatically makes second-by-second adjustments, adapting to changing conditions and using a trove of past data to predict where traffic could snarl, all without human involvement.

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This is a smart city indeed. Who's next ? (after all looks like it is "just software" :-))

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